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Olney man, outside with neighbors, shot in the back dies

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 17:17

Olney man shot in the back diesPolice say a man has died that was shot in the back while chatting outside with his neighbors in Philadelphia's Olney section.


Blaze forces 4 people from house in Camden County

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 17:14

Blaze forces 4 people from house in Camden CountyA fast-moving fire forced four people from a house in Voorhees Township, New Jersey late Thursday night.


Police: Landscaper ran over family of ducks on lawnmower

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 15:02
WELLINGTON, Fla. (AP) — A Florida landscaper has been charged with animal cruelty after authorities say he ran over a mother duck and her 11 ducklings with his riding lawnmower.

Quotations in the News

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 15:02
"He would go on vacation and bring back subway maps. He would go places with his family, and he would talk about the trains instead of the places." — Stefanie McGee, on friend and Amtrak engineer Brandon Bostian, who operated the train involved in the deadly derailment in Philadelphia this week.

Texas anti-gay marriage bill dead for now as deadline passes

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 13:32

Texas Rep. Cecil Bell, R-Magnolia, talks about his proposed bill that would penalize county and local officials for issuing gay marriage licenses, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Austin, Texas. Nearly every Republican in the Texas House is backing a measure that would prohibit state and local officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Less than three weeks remain in Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s first session, and the bill must clear the House by midnight Thursday to advance. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Efforts by Texas Republicans to defy the U.S. Supreme Court if gay marriage is legalized took a major setback Friday when time expired on a bill that would prohibit government employees from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


Two Florida students shot, wounded while riding school bus

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 12:04
(Reuters) - Two teenage girls riding on a Florida school bus full of students were shot and wounded on Thursday when a person opened fire at the vehicle, officials said. The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office provided limited details about the shooting, which occurred around 4 p.m. local time, but said two girls, aged 14 and 15, were struck and authorities were searching for two male suspects. "When I got word of the shooting there was a deep anger that permeated my whole being," said Duval County Public Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti.

6 Philadelphia ex-narcotics officers found not guilty in corruption case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:45

6 Philadelphia ex-narcotics officers found not guilty in corruption caseA federal jury has cleared six former Philadelphia drug squad officers in a corruption case that prompted scores of convictions to be overturned amid charges that the officers stole more than $400,000 in drug money, beat suspects and lied to win convictions.


Undercover Investigation: Crossing guard caught not doing her job

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:42

 Crossing guard caught not doing her jobChildren should feel safe walking to and from school but Action News went undercover to investigate allegations that Philadelphia students' lives may be at risk at a dangerous intersection.


Missouri House speaker resigning after intern text messages

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:33

In this Jan. 7, 2015, file photo, John J. Diehl Jr., center, is sworn in as the Speaker Pro Tem of the House of Representatives during the opening of the Missouri legislature in Jefferson City, Mo. Diehl apologized Wednesday, May 13, 2015, for his "poor judgment" following a newspaper report that he had exchanged sexually charged text messages with a college student who was serving as a Capitol intern. (Don Shrubshell/The Columbia Daily Tribune via AP, File)JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House Speaker John Diehl said Thursday that he is resigning from the Legislature after acknowledging that he exchanged sexually suggestive text messages with a college student serving as a Capitol intern.


NTSB: Amtrak train sped up before fatal crash in Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:21

 Amtrak train sped up before fatal crash in PhiladelphiaAll eight fatal victims of Tuesday's Amtrak train derailment have been identified, this comes the same day that NTSB officials revealed that the train suddenly accelerated from 70 mph to over 100 mph in the final minute before the derailment.


Investigators look at why train sped up before derailment

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:17

This Aug. 21, 2007 photo shows Amtrak assistant conductor Brandon Bostian outside a train at the Amtrak station in St. Louis. Bostian was the engineer in the fatal Tuesday, May 12, 2015 passenger train derailment in Philadelphia. (Huy Richard Mach/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT: HUY RICHARD MACH/ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCHPHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the moment the Amtrak train that derailed at a curve this week was supposed to be slowing down, it was accelerating, investigators said Thursday.


Prosecutors: Duke Energy could have avoided Dan River spill

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:52

FILE - In this April 25, 2014, file photo, Bryant Gobble, left, hugs his wife, Sherry Gobble, right, as they look from their yard across an ash pond full of dead trees toward Duke Energy's Buck Steam Station in Dukeville, N.C. Duke says it will provide bottled water to residents living near coal ash pits in North Carolina. So far, more than 150 residential wells tested near Duke's dumps have failed to meet state groundwater standards. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — As Duke Energy pleaded guilty Thursday in a North Carolina courtroom to nine criminal violations of the federal Clean Water Act, federal prosecutors recounted examples where time and again the nation's largest electricity company failed to prevent its illegal pollution.


Profiles of Philadelphia Amtrak train derailment victims

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:44

In this Sept. 7, 2006 photo, Associated Press employee Jim Gaines poses for a picture. Gaines, an AP video software architect, was among those killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Santos Chaparro)Eight people were killed in an Amtrak train derailment Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The victims include a college dean, a food-safety company vice president; a midshipman at the U.S. Naval Academy; a Manhattan real estate executive; and an Italian businessman. Two were traveling back from a funeral or memorial service.


Former Los Angeles sheriff's officials charged in jail probe

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:22
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The case of the vanishing inmate at the Los Angeles County jail nearly went all the way to the top.

Man found shot dead outside New Castle County home ID'd

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:10

Man found shot dead outside New Castle County home ID'dPolice have identified the man who was found fatally shot outside of a home in Bear, Delaware.


Olney man, outside with neighbors, shot in the back

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:05

Olney man, outside with neighbors, shot in the back diesPolice say a man chatting outside with his neighbors was shot in the back in Philadelphia's Olney section.


Court vacates $85 million award for Oregon National Guardsmen in Iraq health case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 09:57
By Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned on Thursday a jury verdict awarding $85 million to 12 Army National Guardsmen who accused defense contractor KBR of failing to protect them from cancer-causing chemicals when they served in Iraq. An Oregon jury awarded each of the guardsmen $850,000 in noneconomic damages and another $6.25 million in punitive damages in 2012 for "reckless and outrageous indifference" to their health while they were providing security for civilian workers restoring an Iraq oil industry water plant in 2003 after the U.S.-led invasion. The appeals court agreed and referred it back to Oregon district court where it could be either dismissed or transferred to another court, KBR lead trial attorney Geoffrey Harrison said. “The court of appeals ruling is exactly what KBR asked the district court to do nearly five years ago and it is the exact result that KBR sought in this appeal, which is vacating the legally and factually incorrect judgment of the trial court in its entirety,” Harrison said.

All 8 fatal victims in Amtrak crash identified

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 09:37

All 8 fatal victims in Amtrak crash identifiedOfficials and family have now identified all 8 victims who died in the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia's Port Richmond section.


Standard & Poor's gives Chicago's credit rating another hit

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 09:22
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's credit rating took another hit with the decision by Standard & Poor's to lower the rating of the city's general obligation bonds two notches to A- from A+, still investment grade.